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Vance L. Hargrove

Male 1912 - 2013  (101 years)


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  • Name Vance L. Hargrove  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 28 Oct 1912  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Dec 2013  San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Sabine County Reporter, p. 7
      November 13, 2002

      Hargrove, third generation rancher, retires

      Vance Hargrove's great-grandfather, Franklin Marion Hargrove, purchased his large farm/ranch around 1869 and his father, John Franklin Hargrove worked this land and owned cattle until his death in 1969. It was at that time that Vance took charge. Vance had his 90th birthday on Monday, October 28. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, he loaded up all his cattle and sent them to the auction to be sold, saying it was time for him to retire. The farm/ranch is located in the Rosevine community in Sabine County on FM 1, approximately 1 mile south of the San Augustine County line. Vance has served on numerous boards and committees in San Augustine and Sabine counties. Some of these being ASCS, Pineywoods Water Conservation, Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County Farm Bureau Insurance Board, GM Water Board and Milam Settlers Day Organization. He is well known by young and old alike, having worked with many youth programs in years past. For years he was a very active member in the Sabine County Trailriders Association. Many will remember Vance and his old gray mare "Pat" which he rode in parades and trailrides. Vance states that he couldn't have stayed in the ranching business as long as he had without the help and support of his brother, Noble Hargrove. Noble came back to the homeplace to live in 1981 with his wife Jean. When asked what he is going to do in his spare time, he said he is going to live life to the fullest, have a good time, and visit with his friends and neighbors at Donald Griffin's Korner Grocery.

      Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Roland Fuller for collective information.

      Obituary

      Mr. Vance L. Hargrove, 101, longtime centenarian of the Rosevine Community in Sabine County, Texas, passed from this life late Thursday evening, December 19, 2013, in San Augustine, Texas.

      Vance was born October 28, 1912, and lived most of his life in the Rosevine Community in Sabine County on Farm Road 1. He was very active in the Farming/Ranching and Cattle and Trail rides throughout East Texas. He was instrumental in establishing the Sabine County Jr. Livestock Show in the mid-1980's and served on its board of Directors for many years. He did the same with the Piney Woods Soil and Water Conservation District.

      In the late 1920's and early 1930's he worked in a construction crew, blasting stumps from the highway right-of-way during construction of the section of Highway 8 between Bronson and Ford's Corner, which was paved in 1936 to become Highway 59, which was renamed Highway 96 in 1939, and then was later again renamed Farm Road 1 in 1951.
      About six to seven years ago, while conducting a tour of Farm Road 1 for a news reporter from the Beaumont Reporter, who was doing a cover story on the Highway, they stopped at Vance's home.

      For over an hour, Vance told stories of the construction of Farm Road 1,(or old number 8, as he called it). It was one of those times that was regretted not having a audio or video recorder.

      Vance served in the US Army during World War II, his term of enlistment was from March 21, 1942 to December 24, 1945. He served in a tank unit and fought in the New Guinea, Southern Phillipines and Luzon campaigns.

      Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine. Interment will follow in the Rosevine Cemetery in Sabine County, Texas. Visitation will be from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.

      Those who are left to cherish include, Speical Friend, Sue Young of Milam; Nieces, Linda Hill and her husband, Tony of Arlington, Texas; Carolyn Lawson and her husband, Joe of Shelbyville; Mary Ann Ann Smith of Shelbville; Dayna Page and her husband, Mike of Livingston; Gina Jones and her husband, Bobby of Diboll; and Jan Farmer and her husband Ken of Pasadena, Texas; Nephews, Bill Hargrove and wife, Barbara of Abita Springs, La.; John Hargrove and wife, Connie of Shelbyville; Honorary Relatives, Becky Randy and Whit Michalec of Rosevine Community, along with numerous other relatives.

      Pallbearers will include Perry Hill, Whit Michalec, Randy Michalec, Jordan Wesney, Travis Jones, and Trey Jones. and Jared Wesney.

      Copied from Sabine County Reporter online,
      Print edition in The Sabine County Reporter, January 1, 2014, page 12
    Person ID I38879  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2014 

    Father John Franklin Hargrove,   b. Jul 1878, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Julia Selena "Lena" Warner,   b. 24 Dec 1879, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1912 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 2013 - San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), November 13, 2002 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, JP 6 Enumerated 15 Jan 1920 SD 326 ED 173 Sheet 15A 294-294 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), February 1, 2012, Page 9, listed as a survivor in the obituary of his brother, Noble E. Hargrove (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), January 1, 2014, page 12 (Reliability: 3).